Friday, March 20, 2009

regarding the return of 'Behind the Music'

VH1 is finally breaking away from its shitty "Celeb-reality" programming ever so slightly by reviving its Behind the Music series. The show certainly got formulaic in its heyday - there were way too many stories about drug addicts. But it's still great to have some music discussions on a friggin' music network. Expect new episodes about Lil Wayne and Scott Weiland (really?) this summer. Wikipedia claims we can also expect eps on Tori Amos, Counting Crows, and Beck. When the show ended its run in 2006, I could've sworn it had covered every band ever, but a quick glance at the episode list shows a lot of gaps. I know VH1 has done a ton of specials that mention Queen in some way, but how did they not score a BtM ep? Here are some other bands I'd like to see covered on the show's second run off the top o' my head; feel free to post your own secret desires.

-David Bowie [2-part special?]
-Mott the Hoople
-The Cure
-The Smiths
-Tito Jackson and Tito Jackson only
-Joe Jackson
-Nine Inch Nails
-The Clash
-The Specials
-Black Flag
-The Minutemen
-Husker Du
-The Replacements
-New Found Glory
-Fugees and/or Lauryn Hill
-White Stripes
-The Percentages?

1 comment:

Mr. Dogg said...

i think i would probably shit with glee if the replacements got behind the music'd.

Off the top of my head, i'd like to see a behind about Pavement, and maybe one about bjork. I mean, i cant stand fucking bjork, but that would have to be interesting, right?